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Weathering disruption for high tech supply chains

April 11, 2022 5-MINUTE READ


In brief

Four key steps to minimize disruption

Step 1.

Rebuild the data foundations to aggregate internal and external input.

Step 2.

Develop intelligent operations that use modern tools to harness that data, increasing visibility.

Step 3.

Upgrade talent strategies, developing workforces with the digitally integrated skill sets to extract insights from analytics.

Step 4.

Apply this framework to not only improve supply chain operations but to also support strategic decision-making across the organization.

Accenture helped its client identify cost savings of over $40 million, with a 25% improvement in ETA accuracy versus promised delivery, reduced transportation and delivery costs, and improved supplier relationships.

Getting started

1. Start small

Remember, the company as a whole needs to keep operating during the transformation.

2. Define a north star

Align the digital agenda with the strategic business imperatives.

3. Identify

Identify use cases to develop a comprehensive roadmap and solution architecture.

4. Transform

Convert use cases into rapid prototypes to test and approve minimally viable products (MVPs).

5. Improve

Refine the process and then apply lessons learned to the larger implementation.

6. Build, test and deploy

Mobilize the proven MVPs, implementing the new ways of working and activating the new operating model.

Get ahead of next disruption

Meet the team

Steve Craen

Managing Director – Accenture Strategy, Supply Chain, Operations and Sustainability Strategy

Andy Kohok​​

Managing Director – Industry X Strategic Advisory

Alex Olea

Managing Director – Accenture Strategy, High Tech

Paul Rowland

Senior Manager – Accenture Strategy, Supply Chain, Operations and Sustainability

Victor Orler

Senior Manager – Accenture Strategy, High Tech
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